Collaborative Problem Solving: "Why Collaborative Problem Solving: An Overview of the Research" & "Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving" - $150 (+$10 for CE Credits)

Time: 6 Hours

The CPS Approach: is an evidence-based, trauma-informed method to responding to challenging behavior that promotes the understanding that challenging kids lack the skill - not the will - to behave; specifically, skills related to problem-solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. Unlike traditional models of discipline, the CPS approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and instead focuses on collaborating with the child/ youth/ young adult to solve the problems leading to challenging behavior and building the skills they need to succeed.

Learning Objectives:

Robert E. Lieberman, M.A., LPC

Bob Lieberman is certified by ACE Interface as a Master Trainer of NEAR (neuroscience, epigenetics, adverse childhood experiences, resilience) and Lead Trainer for four training cohorts in Southern Oregon. He is also certified by Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital as a trainer in Collaborative Problem Solving. Mr. Lieberman has held many leadership positions in the children’s and mental health systems in Oregon, including a gubernatorial appointment to the Commission on Children and Families. Nationally he is a founding member of the Building Bridges Steering Committee and chair of its Outcomes sub-committee. He is also a past-President and Public Policy Chair of the Association of Children’s Residential Treatment Centers (ACRC). Mr. Lieberman has published journal articles and is co-editor of a recently released book: Residential Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families: A Best Practice Guide.

6 CE Credits are available for Psychologists, LCSWs and LMFTs

CPA Accredited: Vista del Mar Child and Family Services is approved (VIS-002) by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. Vista del Mar Child and Family Services maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. ● Target audience: Licensed mental health professionals • Post-licensure instructional level of activity: Intermediate/Advanced.

Important notice to participants: Participants who attend a scheduled event in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.